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07/13/2010 10:43 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Facebook iPhone App CRASHING: Widespread Issues Reported

UPDATE: Most users say the Facebook app is back to normal. There are still some isolated issues being reported.
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Do you own the Facebook iPhone app? It's likely crashing this evening, Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

Whether you own a 3G model, 3GS or employ the new OS4, it doesn't seem to matter, as users with all such iPhones are reporting problems on Twitter.

Thousands of "Facebook app crashing" tweets have been posted tonight, and the issue is not limited to the United States. This writer also tried to load the Facebook app, only to be kicked off upon loading.

Mathew Ingram, a senior writer at GigaOm, tweeted around 10:30 p.m. EST, "seeing multiple reports about Facebook apps on the iPhone crashing on loading (mine did as well) -- anyone else?"

Ingram later tweeted that he deleted the app and reinstalled it on his iPhone 3GS, but "it still crashes instead of loading."

No word yet from Facebook on the cause of the issue or when a fix will be available.

One HuffPost reader, Martin G., wrote in with his experience and offered some speculation on what may be contributing to the app's issues:

It seems facebook app is the victim of some bad JavaScript, either because they have changed something in their dynamic content, ads or perhaps something more sinister. I have not dug into how facebook displays it's [sic] pages and I have no previous frame of reference to make a positive conclusion but what I did find is that facebook.com on the ipad safari browser reports and [sic] error a short time after loading the news feed. That same error seems to be causing the app to crash when loading the "live news" feed.